The Hidden Academic Opportunity Gaps Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: What Disaggregated Data Reveals in Washington State

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National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE)


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are a remarkably diverse community, comprising 48 different ethnic subgroups that speak over 300 different languages and represent a range of different immigration histories an extension to the 2008 reports, and in alignment with the continued efforts of AAPI communities advocating for data disaggregation across Washington State, this report offers a deeper and more nuanced perspective on the educational realities of AAPI students and reinforces the need for disaggregated data to unmask the hidden opportunity gaps of particular AAPI students. Given the continued efforts to make progress at all levels — legislative, institutional and community — Washington State is at a critical moment to utilize the findings from this report to advance the data disaggregation movement.



Asian American students, Pacific Islander students, educational attainment, college enrollment